WATCH! Newcastle youngster produces miss of the season so far

first_imgSammy Ameobi produced an early contender for miss of the season on Monday night.The Newcastle youngster, on-loan at Championship side Cardiff, looked certain to snatch all three points for the Bluebirds against Bristol City when the ball found its way to him in the box in added time.But the 23-year-old could only divert his shot past the post from four yards out – much to the relief of Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding.last_img

Four-wheeling 49ers defense has a blistering front four

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Dee Ford’s simplified job is to line up on the edge and aim for the quarterback. With a lingering knee issue, it’s a good thing he’s not the 49ers’ only hope on a suddenly riveting defensive line.“It’s fun to look (down) the line of scrimmage and know that somebody is going to get there,” Ford said.The 49ers are nine sacks and three undefeated games into their pass-rush revival. There is no doubt what front four presents their most menacing pass rush: newcomers Ford and Nick …last_img

49ers vs. Falcons: Who wins bragging rights between cousins McGlinchey, Ryan?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Mike McGlinchey fondly recalls a “friendly” basketball game before his junior year in high school, when, already at 6-foot-8, he dunked on a pro athlete.It was his cousin, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Sorry, no proof a viral-video exits.“That’s kind of the cool thing about it, that it’s just folklore, because there were no cameras,” McGlinchey, the 49ers right tackle, said Wednesday, ahead of facing his cousin and the Falcons on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.San Francisco …last_img

President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend 11th BRICS Summit in Brazil

first_imgPresident Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South Africa delegation to the 11th BRICS Summit to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 13 – 14 November 2019.BRICS is an association of five major emerging countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa-, which together represent about 42% of the global population, 23% of GDP, 30% of the territory and 18% of the global trade.The 11th BRICS Summit is hosted by the Federative Republic of Brazil, as led by President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, as the 2019 BRICS Chair and is convened under the theme “BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future.”Brazil’s priorities for its 2019 BRICS Chairship are innovation, fighting transnational crime, health and promoting trade and investment with a focus on infrastructure development and possible Public Private Partnerships.The Summit will be preceded by the BRICS Business Forum where President Ramaphosa and other BRICS Leaders will interact with the BRICS Business Council to strengthen dialogue between the BRICS Business Council and BRICS leaders to strengthen and promote economic, trade, business and investment ties amongst the BRICS members.South Africa’s membership of BRICS enables the country to employ additional and powerful tools in its fight to address the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality through increased trade, investment, tourism, capacity building, skills and technology transfers.These objectives are further realised through BRICS’ Financial Institutions like the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Africa Regional Centre (ARC). The Johannesburg-based ARC, notably, is playing a catalytic role in providing financial and project preparation support for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in South Africa and Africa.At an Institutional Development level, South Africa derives crucial benefits through the Track II institutions such as the BRICS Business Council and the BRICS Think-Tank Council, as well as the creation of the BRICS Inter-Bank Cooperation Mechanism. Furthermore, the establishment in 2016 of the BRICS STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) funding mechanism and Framework Programme, is an example of the vital support for capacity building, as well as skills and technology transfer.The objective of the President’s engagement in the BRICS Summit is to contribute to the future direction of BRICS, to strengthen intra-BRICS relations and mutually beneficial cooperation across the four pillars of cooperation, particularly in intra-BRICS trade and investment, as well as to ensure the ongoing implementation of the outcomes of the 10th BRICS Summit hosted in South Africa in 2018.The Summit will welcome the adoption of the Terms of Reference and Work Plan for the Advisory Group on the BRICS Partnership on the New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR), which is in line with South Africa’s theme of the BRICS Chairship in 2018, namely “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.South Africa has made concerted efforts to place the African Continent and the Global South on the agenda of BRICS and to harmonise policies adopted in regional and international fora with those pursued in BRICS, i.e. Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The exponential institutional development of BRICS has yielded institutions, including the New Development Bank (NDB), and its’ Africa Regional Centre (ARC) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), amongst others, all of which are intended to make tangible and impactful contributions toward the development objectives of South Africa and BRICS.President Ramaphosa will utilize the opportunity to highlight to BRICS partners South Africa’s priorities for chairing the African Union (AU) in 2020 and the commencement of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the First Lady of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize and Minister of State Security, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo.Due to simultaneous working visits out of the country by the President and the Deputy President, President Ramaphosa has in terms of Section 90(1)(b) of the Constitution designated Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to serve as Acting President from Tuesday 12 November to Friday 15 November 2019.Media enquiries: Khusela Diko: Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICAlast_img read more

JD Equipment announces promotions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ben Butcher has been promoted to Agricultural Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all agricultural equipment sales. Ben began his career with JD Equipment in 2009 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Marion Store in 2013. Ben is a native of Kenton and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Ag Business and Applied Economics.Arin Severt has been promoted to Turf and Utility Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all turf and utility equipment sales. Arin began his career with JD Equipment in 1995 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the New Albany Store in 2014. Arin is a native of Springfield.Cody Kirkpatrick has been promoted to Aftermarket Sales Director and will lead the company’s strategy and execution for all Parts and Service Departments at JD Equipment. Cody began his career with JD Equipment in 2002 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Washington Court House Store in 2011. Cody is a native of Washington Court House and graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in Ag Business.Peter Gallant has been promoted to Aftermarket Sales Manager and will direct the Parts and Service Department Managers and implementation of strategies and goals. Peter recently joined JD Equipment and brings broad equipment industry experience including parts management, equipment rental and equipment sales. Peter is a resident of Columbus and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a degree in Political Science.Peter Kibby recently joined JD Equipment as Executive Director of two subsidiary companies, J.D. Power Systems and J.D. Power & Tool. J.D. Power Systems is a recognized leader in sales and service for standby electric generators in Central and Southern Ohio. J. D. Power & Tool is an equipment rental and sales business with two locations in Central Ohio. Peter will lead strategy development and execution for both companies. Peter’s experience includes equipment sales, sales management and dealership general management for John Deere construction dealers as well as other major equipment lines. Peter is a resident of the Hilliard area and a graduate of Miami University.“These promotions serve to position JD Equipment for long term success, while at the same time ensuring our commitment to customers that JD Equipment is ‘Serving YOU for the Future,’” said Jeff, Mitchell, CEO of JD Equipment.For more information, please contact JD Equipment via email ( Please visit for location information.last_img read more

MyMusicCircle: A Reputation-Based Marketplace for Musical Talent & Gigs

first_imgWe spoke this afternoon with MyMusicCircle’s VP of Marketing, Johnathan Naranjo, and their CIO, Henry Bueno.One of our first concerns was how the startup would deal with encouraging user adoption without a critical mass of content – in this case, paying gigs to attract work-hungry artists. “We’re not going to be scraping gigs from other sites,” said Bueno, “but we will be contacting the individuals that post those gigs. If someone posts a gig to Craigslist, our team will contact that person and invite him to post on MyMusicCircle.”The features that separate MyMusicCircle from other cattle-call classifieds for musicians all concern verification and measurement of reputation. Bueno told us, “Everyone has to do their homework. That’s why we give thorough tools for portfolios, public feedback, and communication tools for users asking questions.“The features we have now are the internal feedback system for professionals and clients. It creates a sort of synergy in the site as new professionals emerge onto the scene to help them create a reputation, much in the way that eBay sellers have a reputation for providing good service or creating good products. This also affects their search rankings for MyMusicCircle search.”And allowing artists to create full profiles featuring their multimedia content is also a great way for potential clients to pre-screen talent, as well.Other coming-soon features include Virtual Studio, visual conference tool for professionals and clients to communicate. Also on the horizon is a shopping cart feature that will allow beatmakers to sell beats, artists to sell tracks, attorneys to sell billable hours, composers to sell sheet music, manufacturers to sell packages for T shirts or CDs, etc., directly from their individual profiles. Bueno also revealed that his team is working on help manuals and tutorials for users of all experience levels.The site has been in beta for about a month. Users can send feedback through the feedback tab on the right side of any MyMusicCircle page. Although all accounts now are free, MyMusicCircle has planned a 3-tiered freemium business model for future launches.“We’re musicians ourselves,” said Bueno. “We created this online system because it’s needed; there’s no central nervous system where people can do business in the music industry. We’re trying to empower musicians who are ready to work and provide great services.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Like or 99designs, MyMusicCircle is a niche marketplace for an industry notorious for being saturated with broke amateurs.Finding good talent and, on the flip side of the music industry coin, finding paying gigs can both be excruciatingly difficult tasks wherein both parties in a project rely on word-of-mouth referrals or Craigslist classifieds to find one another and collaborate; in general, we feel that the more online tools music industry pros have to get their various jobs done cheaper, faster, and simpler, the better off we’ll all be. The site was pitched to us as “the new way the music industry does business.” And with enough user adoption and content creation, MyMusicCircle could actually prove to be a great resource for finding talent and gigs online.Although the site’s features run deep and wide, the premise is simple: Create a profile (focused on finding either talent or paying gigs), and search for what you need. Projects and opportunities cover the entire breadth of the music industry, from promotion to road crew to performers to print shops to venues to arrangers to legal counsel to graphic designers and beyond.Users can add projects or artists to watchlists or favorites lists, bid on projects, contact other users, conduct searches, and create multimedia portfolios with videos, documents, images, and audio. The site also includes an escrow-based internal payment system for gigs; and SMS alerts are available for projects, connection requests, and other events. According to site reps, new features will be rolled out on a continual basis.Of course, we put the site to the test and created an artist profile and portfolio. The process was incredibly simple, even if the interface wasn’t the prettiest or most elegant we’ve seen. Especially for multimedia and video content, the uploading process and proprietary media player could use some design/UX TLC. jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Veer Savarkar’s portrait unveiled in Goa House

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant reiterated Veer Savarkar’s contribution to the freedom movement here on Tuesday after unveiling his portrait in the Goa Assembly.“His contribution to the freedom struggle should reach people. The tortures endured by Veer Savarkar in the Andaman prison have been forgotten. People should read his autobiography,” said Mr. Sawant.“We did not do an official programme. We just installed a portrait. The new generation should learn from these leaders, they should not forget them,” said Mr. Sawant.Replying to questions from presspersons on the sidelines of the function, Mr. Sawant said he would allocate more portfolios to Ministers soon. “The code of conduct has just been withdrawn. After administrative issues are looked into, portfolios will be distributed as soon as possible,” he said.The monsoon session of the Assembly would be held towards the end of June in which the budget would be ptresented, Mr. Sawant said. He said all ministers in Goa have been invited for Prime Minister’s swearing-in in New Delhi on May 30.last_img read more